A new polymer that takes decades off your face is being touted all over the media recently as a “second skin.” Though still being developed, the prototype video is trending to say the least. Finally a possible way to instantly look younger!
It got me thinking of a lot of fairy tales. Like Cinderella after the ball, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. The stories females are force-fed since birth that the way we look is not good enough and growing old is the worst thing that can happen to us continues on.
What this means is in the future I could spend a night with a man and wake up with a different face! No one on the news today has mentioned the words “creepy” or “dishonest.” Everyone is all smiling as though they cannot wait for this cream to hit the market. Which is not going to happen for years, if at all.
I’m not too giddy. No breath-holding for me. Because I know, as a woman left at 50, that the skin tightening cream would not have made any difference. Men stray for a myriad of reasons. I’ve never heard of “loose eye skin” being given as an excuse for a divorce. Of course in the future, I guess this could be considered a legitimate reason, like adultery or irreconcilable differences.
That’s not a world I want to live in.
Because, since being left an amazing thing has happened. I AM FINALLY COMFORTABLE IN MY OWN SKIN! In fact, I could call it my Second Skin! I sluffed the old one off with a good-life pumice stone! My Second Skin makes me feel exquisite! Head to toe. Because as a Leftat50 I’ve been celebrating the fact that I’m my own lady. I do life my way. “Under eyebags,” “discoloration,” “age spots” and all! And that has brought me not just joy, but it’s saved me a gazillion dollars! In self judgement and self loathing and measuring myself against an impossible standard, that nothing, including a “skin tightener” can change. Society has to do that. I already have. I’m now in better physical and emotional health. I’ve developed a zest for living that I never had in the miserable marriage. The one where I kept trying to stuff myself into the Perfect Wife mold.
Ladies, celebrate your “second skin.” Wear it proud, and have a lovely day. Because us “princesses” don’t have to look through a looking glass for our happiness. We just smile at our second-skinned selves in the mirror and go about our fabulous lives.
We all go through major life transitions when relationships end… Through this website, I will share my thoughts as I walk the path of “New-Self” discovery. It doesn’t matter which side of 50 you are on. The real question is, Are you ready to live life? To forge a Path of Your Own Making (For a change!)? Then stop dwelling over the What-Might-Have-Beens and join me. Share your thoughts here, comment on mine, and let’s do this together!